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From The View to Avalon View: Meredith Vieira Named Godmother of New Avalon Waterways River Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Avalon Waterways announced Emmy-award winning TV host Meredith Vieira as the godmother for their newest ship, Avalon View!

If you’re familiar with Vieira’s career, then this appointment is ideal, given that she cut her teeth hosting the daytime talk show, The View. More recently though, you’ll recognize her as the face millions of Americans begin each day with on The Today Show.

On Thursday, Vieira was clearly excited about her new post, remarking, “I am extremely honored to be godmother to this beautiful ship! What a relaxing and magical way to travel through Europe. So come on board, raise a glass of bubbly, and, as I like to say, take a little time to enjoy the VIEW!”

Avalon Waterways Danube River

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December 18, 2019   No Comments

KultureCity Names Carnival Cruise Line the First Certified “Sensory Inclusive” Cruise Operator

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line, as part of its commitment to make their cruises more accessible to everyone, has become the first “sensory inclusive” cruise operator. This honor was bestowed upon them by KultureCity, a leading non-profit dedicated to creating inclusion for individuals living with sensory needs and non-visible disabilities.

Staff members—including guest service and youth staff personnel—are being trained to better understand and assist guests of all ages with conditions such as Autism, PTSD, ADHD, Down syndrome, and other sensory disabilities. Special KultureCity sensory bags are also available throughout the cruise. These kits are filled with a variety of tools to help calm, relax, and manage sensory overload. Among the items are: Puro Sound Lab noise cancelling headphones, a visual feeling thermometer, fidget toys, and a KultureCity VIP lanyard to help staffers identify guests with special needs.

Carnival Vista Sailing

Dr. Temple Grandin, an acclaimed autism activist who was one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document her insights, applauds this program. She said, “Carnival Cruise Line is to be commended for training their staff about autism and offering sensory bags that will enable individuals with autism and their families to have an enjoyable cruise.”

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December 12, 2019   No Comments

Royal Caribbean Announces New Spa Staterooms

 

Following up their recent Panoramic Suite addition, Royal Caribbean has just announced another new stateroom category, and it’s a real dream! The new Spa Stateroom is designed as a private retreat for those who really need a recharging vacation. Now the spa experience doesn’t have to end on Deck 12!

Royal Caribbean Vitality Spa

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November 27, 2019   No Comments

Carnival Panorama Names Godmother: V_NN_ W_I_E

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Can you solve this puzzle? Here’s a hint: she’s famous, fashionable and in Long Beach, California on December 10th!

Carnival Cruise Line has selected legendary television hostess, Vanna White, to be godmother to their newest ship, Carnival Panorama! To celebrate this fabulous pairing, Vanna will appear aboard Carnival Panorama on December 10, 2019 for the official naming ceremony, followed by an inaugural sailing.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line states, “Vanna has been that welcoming face, cheering on and watching over Wheel of Fortune contestants for decades, and we love the fact that Vanna will be doing the same for Carnival Panorama, her guests and crew, as the ship’s godmother.  Every night, millions of Americans welcome Vanna into their homes. She is beloved. What other game show hostess has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame?  And she’s got the most famous wardrobe on television!”

Havana Aboard Carnival Panorama

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November 27, 2019   5 Comments

Infographic: A View Into Carnival Panorama

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The latest and greatest in Carnival Cruise Line’s popular Vista-class of ships, Carnival Panorama makes her highly anticipated debut in December 2019.

Check out our new cruise ship infographic to preview the best of what you’ll find aboard Carnival Panorama—including the WaterWorks aqua park, a ropes course, Havana Suites and a plethora of dining options. In addition to these family-friendly favorites, Carnival Panorama also features the first indoor trampoline park at sea, SkyZone, and two new Playlist Productions shows: Rock Revolution and Broadway Beats!

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Carnival Panorama is on sale now and already selling out! CLICK HERE for available itineraries.

To learn about Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Panorama, contact The Cruise Web’s experienced cruise consultants at 1-800-377-9383.

 

SOURCE: Carnival Cruise Line

 

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November 25, 2019   No Comments

Carnival Partners with Rudi Sodamin for a Fresh Seafood Experience

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line has so much in store for those eagerly awaiting next summer’s maiden voyage of Mardi Gras. To add to the excitement of this new ship, Carnival announced their plans for what is sure to become one of her most popular restaurants. Acclaimed culinary artist, Rudi Sodamin, in partnership with the popular cruise line, is proud to present, Rudi’s Seagrill, a grand seafood establishment that promises to be both fancy and fun.

“I’ve spent decades perfecting dishes for my restaurants both onboard and ashore, but it has been such a special experience to partner with Carnival to bring this exciting restaurant concept to life,” said Sodamin. “I believe the quality of a restaurant starts on the plate, so with Rudi’s Seagrill, I want guests to enjoy the food and feel connected to their meals in a fun and engaging way.”

Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras

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November 25, 2019   No Comments

We Want an Encore: The Cruise Web’s Norwegian Encore Inaugural Experience

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Last week, several excited members of The Cruise Web’s team packed their carry-on’s and headed to New York City for an exclusive 2-night inaugural event. November 11, 2019 marked our first look at Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest addition to their Breakaway Plus Class: Norwegian Encore. See what made our team want an encore in the highlights below:

Kris K.

For the past two years, I have had the pleasure of being invited to preview Norwegian’s Breakaway Plus Class ships: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy, and mostly recently, Norwegian Encore. I boarded Norwegian Encore with pure excitement, and being familiar with the layout of her sister ships, I felt like I was at home. Once onboard I found the décor to be modern, innovative, and inviting. I stayed in a mini-suite with a balcony on Deck 12, which had a wildly cool bathroom. The shower was one of the best I have ever used on a cruise ship with plenty of room to move around. The entire experience was amazing but there were two highlights for me on this trip: The Galaxy Pavilion and laser tag.

The first time I had ever experienced virtual reality (VR) was on Norwegian Joy. While that was an entertaining experience, the Galaxy Pavilion aboard Norwegian Encore was twice as fun. There were around 15 different VR experiences to check out, including escape rooms, roller coaster rides through the city, and hang gliding through the mountains.

To preface my second favorite onboard activity, I have always been a fan of laser tag so I make a point to try it out during my time on Norwegian’s Breakaway Plus Class Ships. It’s safe to say that I fell in love with Norwegian Encore’s version. The theme here is the Lost City of Atlantis, which I thought was very unique and beautiful at night as everything in the venue lights up and glows! It’s a fast paced game that is sure to keep high energy cruisers happy. Overall, Norwegian Encore is a perfect ship for multigenerational families, foodies, and thrill seekers.

Laser Tag and Virtual Reality Aboard Norwegian Encore

 

Heather B.

The Manhattan dining room was beautiful and the service was excellent. I truly appreciated that the server asked if there were any dietary needs – and when I meekly mentioned Gluten Free – he made sure that all my food was absolutely without a whiff of wheat. He even found me a dessert that was luscious that I could eat! Very caring!

I enjoyed the wide variety of live music that was happening onboard Norwegian Encore. The charming duo performing at the Sugarcane Mojito Bar played a variety of rock and alternative hits and the band in the Atrium really wowed everyone with the breadth of their repertoire and flawless musicianship. The live music interlaced in the show The Choir of Man kept everyone toe tapping and cheering. I was delightfully surprised by the Beatles show in The Cavern Club venue as the impersonations of the Fab Four were uncanny and deftly presented with all the good humor of the real band. Their renditions of all the well-known songs were simply perfect! They made it easy to cheer like mad just for the fun of it!

Cavern Club and Main Dining Aboard Norwegian Encore

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November 20, 2019   No Comments

Infographic: An Incredible (Norwegian) Encore

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Expanding on the success of existing Breakaway Plus-class ships (Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy), Norwegian Cruise Line introduced Norwegian Encore in November 2019—and she’ll be one tough act to follow.

Check out The Cruise Web’s latest infographic below to preview Norwegian Encore’s most stunning features—including fan-favorites like The Haven, District Brewhouse and Cavern Club. Of course, not to be outdone by her older sisters, Norwegian Encore makes her own mark with the longest go-kart race track at sea, a state-of-the-art virtual reality playground and a new Broadway production, Kinky Boots!

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore is on sale now! CLICK HERE for available itineraries

To learn more about Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore, contact The Cruise Web’s expert cruise consultants today at 1-800-377-9383.

 

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SOURCE: Norwegian Cruise Line

 

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November 19, 2019   No Comments

Princess Cruises Enhances Youth Passenger Experience with Two New Announcements

 

While cruises can be and often are a family-friendly vacation, it is rare that children receive the same loyalty benefits that their parents do. This makes sense to an extent, as children won’t be hitting up the Complimentary Mini Bar or Free Grapevine Wine Tastings, but what about loyalty benefits like complimentary internet packages? Though family members under 18 aren’t throwing down the cash to book a cruise, these third and fourth members are onboard just as much as their parents, but without the benefits. Princess Cruises recognized this pattern and has just announced the opening of Captain’s Circle Loyalty benefits to all ages! Now young cruisers can build their very own loyalty levels and receive perks like priority embarkation, free laundry services, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Youth Benefits on Princess Cruises

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November 7, 2019   No Comments

Royal Caribbean Announces Ultimate Panoramic Suite aboard Oasis of the Seas

 

Rooms aboard cruise ships tend to follow the same general scheme; interior, ocean view, balcony and suite. Every now and then there are extended or bigger designs, but rarely does a cruise line announce something we’ve never seen before. In 100 days, Royal Caribbean will be doing just that aboard Oasis of the Seas with the new “Ultimate Panoramic Suite.” This bold new accommodation option features floor to ceiling windows from wall to wall! With 914 square feet of breathtaking 200 degree views, guests will experience sailing the seven seas like never before. In addition to the awesome sights, the suite has a posh feel with the addition of a walk-in closet and exclusive amenities.

Ultimate Panoramic Suite Aboard Oasis of the Seas

 The Ultimate Panoramic Suite will be a part of the Royal Suite Class, meaning that a ton of perks are included for its guests. Ultimate beverage packages, a Nespresso coffee maker, luxury bathroom amenities, back stage tours, exclusive complimentary dining and a personal Royal Genie are only some of the top-tier advantages to Royal Class living. It’s safe to say that staying in a brand new Ultimate Panoramic Suite will be out of this world, but you’ll have to act fast as there will only be two Ultimate Panoramic Suites onboard Oasis of the Seas, each accommodating up to four guests.

Space is extremely limited, so you’ll have to book far in advance to snag an Ultimate Panoramic Suite. Better yet, call 1-800-377-9383 or visit our website to have The Cruise Web’s expert consultants take care of it for you!

 

 

SOURCE: Royal Caribbean International 

 

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November 1, 2019   No Comments